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Transliteration: ?
Original script: line d 02 sline v 1 sline d 01 s line v 1 sline d 2 sline d 1 sline v 1 s

Object: SZ-9 bronze (bronze)
(Inscriptions: SZ-9.1, SZ-9.2)
Position: front, upper area"upper area" is not in the list (front, back, top, bottom, inside, outside, neck, shoulder, foot, handle, ...) of allowed values for the "position" property.
Orientation: 180°
Script: none
Direction of writing: ambiguous
Letter height: 0.30.3 cm <br /> – 0.7 cm
Number of characters: 2
Number of lines: 1
Craftsmanship: embossed
Current condition: complete
Date of inscription: 4th–3rd centuries BC [from object]
Date derived from: typology [from object]

Language: none
Meaning: unknown

Alternative sigla: IR 22
TM 218379
Sources: Schumacher 2004: 134



First published in Mayr 1951: 78 f. (no. IX). Autopsied by TIR in October 2014.

Images in Roberti 1950: Tav. III,IX (drawing) = Mayr 1951: 78 (IX), Pellegrini 1951: no. 9 (photo) and 313 (9) (drawing), LIR (photo and drawing = IR).

The two characters are embossed above line 1, on the upper edge of the horse's torso, inverted in relation to the letters in line 1. These have been included into the reading by Mayr and Pellegrini 1951: 312 ff. (no. 9) (both śχ); their being part of the inscription is doubted by Mancini and Schumacher. Indeed, they belong with the group of additional (factory?) marks on Sanzeno statuettes, cp. esp. SZ-2.1, SZ-10.2 and SZ-20.

Further references: Pellegrini 1951: 324, Mayr 1952: 176, Vetter 1954: 71, Tibiletti Bruno 1978: 222.


IR Alberto Mancini, "Iscrizioni retiche", Studi Etruschi 43 (1975), 249–306.
LIR Alberto Mancini, Le Iscrizioni Retiche [= Quaderni del dipartimento di linguistica, Università degli studi di Firenze Studi 8–9], Padova: Unipress 2009–10. (2 volumes)
Mayr 1951 Karl M. Mayr, "Die Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno (2)", Der Schlern 25 (1951), 30–32, 78–79, 133–135, 179–181.
Mayr 1952 Karl M. Mayr, "Zu den Inschriften der Votive von Sanzeno", Der Schlern 26 (1952), 175–177.